American rights are under attack. The liberal media and political censorship are becoming increasingly oppressive and out of touch with the realities of most Americans. Recently, prominent writer and podcaster Sam Harris declared that conservative commentators “should not have opinions” on topics like climate change and vaccines.
Harris’s comments are elitist and suggest that only certain people are allowed to have an opinion on important topics. This is a dangerous and oppressive perspective that disregards the experiences of millions of Americans who are struggling pay-check to pay-check.
Harris’s comments came as a response to conservative commentator Candace Owens, who clashed with former President Donald Trump over vaccines in a December 2021 interview.
Harris’s justification for using a “left-wing conspiracy” to defeat Trump’s 2020 re-election bid in an August 2022 interview, calling the former president “an existential threat to democracy” and referencing censorship of an October 2020 report by the New York Post about the contents of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden by Twitter and Facebook.
It’s important to remember that everyone should be allowed to have an opinion on topics like climate change and vaccine safety. What Harris fails to acknowledge is the importance of public discourse and the value of hearing different perspectives. By dismissing Owens’s opinion as irrelevant, he is in essence silencing the voices of millions of Americans who are trying to be heard.
The hypocrisy of Harris’s comments is even more evident when considering his own experience with censorship from big tech companies. In October 2020, Twitter and Facebook censored the New York Post’s report on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which Harris referenced in his August 2022 interview.
However, the Daily Caller News Foundation rapidly confirmed the authenticity of one of the emails in the report, and the New York Times later confirmed the authenticity of the data in March 2022.
It’s clear that Harris’s comments are elitist and out of touch with the realities of most Americans. They demonstrate a blatant disregard for the importance of public discourse and the value of hearing different perspectives.